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Coach Taps His Roots to Help Team Plant Their Own

Coach Taps His Roots to Help Team Plant Their Own

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High’s cross country teams last week traveled in Little Falls, Minn., where the girls put on an impressive early season display in winning the 49th annual Lucky Lindy Invitational 68-92 over Hopkins, a 2,200-student school from Minnetonka. “I thought it was an awesome way to start the […]

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Aquathon Holds Mystique for Novice and Veterans Alike

Aquathon Holds Mystique for Novice and Veterans Alike

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy After event organizer Gary Cogorno made his traditional mock announcement that the annual Aquathon was cancelled, several hundred ocean enthusiasts headed for the rocky point at the south end of Emerald Bay last Sunday, Sept. 14, to begin a surf and turf trek that for most wouldn’t end until […]

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Retired Coach Recalls Winning It All, Three Times

Retired Coach Recalls Winning It All, Three Times

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Twenty five years ago, seven boys from Laguna Beach High School went to Fresno on Thanksgiving weekend and did what few expected: they captured the school’s first cross country state championship. “We were all absolutely shocked at what we did,” said the team’s number four runner Dave Brobeck (‘91), […]

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 Hurricane Lowell Brings Big Waves, Near-record Numbers to 51st Brooks

Hurricane Lowell Brings Big Waves, Near-record Numbers to 51st Brooks

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy   The long arms of Hurricane Lowell, spinning just off the coast of Baja California, pushed overhead southern swells into Laguna Beach last weekend, setting up near-perfect conditions for the 51st edition of the Brooks Street Surfing Classic, a two-day event billed as the world’s longest running surfing contest. […]

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SoLag Skimmer Wins Third Vic

SoLag Skimmer Wins Third Vic

  Last Sunday at Aliso Beach, the United Skim Tour’s number two-ranked Sam Stinnet beat number one-ranked Austin Keen to capture his third Victoria Skimboards World Championship of Skimboarding title in the past four years. “It’s an insane feeling. I can’t even describe it,” said the eight-year pro, a SoLag native and two-time tour champion. […]

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SoLag Skimmer Wins Third Vic

SoLag Skimmer Wins Third Vic

Last Sunday at Aliso Beach, the United Skim Tour’s number two-ranked Sam Stinnet beat number one-ranked Austin Keen to capture his third Victoria Skimboards World Championship of Skimboarding title in the past four years. “It’s an insane feeling. I can’t even describe it,” said the eight-year pro, a SoLag native and two-time tour champion. “This […]

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 Shortstop Overcomes Long Odds

Shortstop Overcomes Long Odds

Former Laguna Beach High School senior Keaton Jones struck out a career high 12 batters as well as scoring the winning run against Costa Mesa on May 3, 2011, to clinch the first league title in the program’s 48-year history. Jones, now a junior shortstop at Texas Christian University, led his team with three hits […]

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Searching for Identity, Team Finds Its Leaders

Searching for Identity, Team Finds Its Leaders

On the eve of the 2014 season, the Laguna Beach High School boys’ volleyball team was having somewhat of an identity crisis. Its floor general and setter Grifan Fair and top three hitters, including emotional leader Weston Barnes, had graduated. Returning middle blocker Noah Blanton and outside hitter Alec Wulff played the final game of […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Baseball and Volleyball Pursue CIF Titles Nunis hit a two-run homer in the third inning to lift Laguna Beach High School’s baseball squad (26-2) to a 2-0 victory over Alhambra in a CIF Division 4 second round win Tuesday, May 27. The team next faces Sonora High School in La Habra in a 3 p.m. […]

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School Record Falls at CIF Finals

School Record Falls at CIF Finals

In the final race of his high school career, Laguna Beach senior Nathan Lancaster toppled the school’s longest-standing track and field record at CIF finals on Saturday at Cerritos College. His 49.46 in the 400-meter dash was four ticks faster than the 49.5 Chris Paulsrud ran in 1963. Paulsrud competed in the 440-yard dash. His […]

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Two Records Fall in a Single Day

Two Records Fall in a Single Day

Two Laguna Beach High School records fell last week; one had stood for 27 seasons and the other lasted a day short of a year Grant Wilhelm pitched six shutout innings on the road last Thursday, May 8, against Godinez to help Laguna clinch its second straight Orange Coast league title and third in the […]

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A Chance to be the Best Ever

A Chance to be the Best Ever

In 2006, Laguna’s baseball team won 13 games to tie the single-season school record, a rare bright spot in the struggling program’s 69-year history up to that point. Since then, the Breakers have won no fewer than 14 games in any one season and are a combined 147-74, including a 17-2 mark heading into today’s […]

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Record Crowds Turn Out for Record-Setting Meet

Record Crowds Turn Out for Record-Setting Meet

Laguna Beach High’s girls’ varsity track and field team turned in their best performance ever at the Trophy Invitational last Saturday at Guyer Field. Their second place score of 59 points put them three ahead of third place Corona del Mar but well behind the 148.5 tallied by Dana Hills. The boys’ varsity finished 10th. […]

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 Harvard Duo Bring Their Game Back Home

Harvard Duo Bring Their Game Back Home

ast road tri Former Laguna Beach High water polo standouts Yoshi Andersen (’12) and Lexie Del Toro (’13) retuned to the familiar waters of their hometown pool this past Tuesday for a quick practice with the rest of their Harvard teammates on a 10-game West Coast road trip  during  spring break. Del Toro had never […]